Vacation

Drama
| 92 min
German
| English

Four generations meet at a country house. Scenes of veiled jealousy and open teasing, candid confessions and fisticuffs, crack the thin veneer of an idyllic summer vacation. Jealousy and biting jokes about old wounds start slowly, but build until bald-face confessions and hand-to-hand scuffles take over. "I wanted to make a film without flashy dramaturgical momentum. I was concerned with finding a balance between the individual storylines and setting them in motion over the course of the film. All the characters who are struggling have only one life. They're all trying to be happy, but they don't know how to do it. It's a long, slow drop to recognition." (Thomas Arslan)